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RUF CTR Yellow Bird specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1150 kg (2535 lbs)
Power / weight 408 ps (402 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 481 Nm (355 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 1987
Origin country Germany
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Performance

Top speed 342 kph (213 mph)
0 - 100 kph 3.9 s
0 - 200 kph 11.3 s
0 - 60 mph 3.6 s
0 - 100 mph 6.7 s
0 - 150 mph 14.6 s
0 - 200 mph 35.6 s
Est. 1/8 mile 7.6 s @ 106.3 mph
1/4 mile 11.7 s
Est. 1/2 mile 18.2 s @ 146.6 mph
1 mile 27.7 s @ 189.5 mph
1000 m 21.0 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 7.4 s
0 - 100 mph - 0 11.8 s

More acceleration times

RUF CTR Yellow Bird acceleration graph

Powertrain

Engine type twin turbo B6
Displacement 3.4 l (207 ci)
Power 469 ps (463 bhp / 345 kw)
Torque 553 Nm (408 lb-ft)
Power / liter 138 ps (136 hp)
Transmission 5 speed manual
Layout rear engine, rear wheel drive

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CTR Yellow Bird rivals

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Georg  3m ago

RUF CTR Tsukuba laptime best motoring 1992 super car battle time attack 1:06.13min ..interesting that the CTR beat the F40 in time attack run and lost badly in the 5lap battle... the driver completely overdrove the CTR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2CZsLMMMYc


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Iggz  2y ago

Porsche focused so much on reducing oversteer that actually at some point there was slightly too much understeer at high performance level with their gt cars at later point. Finally midengine solved that issue. Stubborn Germans..


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Iggz  2y ago

Not sure if anyone already posted that : https://youtu.be/OSMCfPASImQ

Amount of work needed to put in with this handling is incredible


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Shaggy  2y ago

The low 8:00s on the Nordschleiffe is pretty darn good for a car fro. 1987.


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Iggz  2y ago

8:05 couldn't be beaten for over 10 years by Ferrari (it really upset them). Problem with this Little beast is handling. in the 80s Suspension was not as developed as today. So if you take a yellow bird today and give it modern Suspension and a DCT with wider Cup tires it could easily do 7:30 on the Ring.No idiot would do it though as the whole point of this classic car is to get Access to it and safeguard in the most original state. Best investment money can buy. Or can't buy as the lucky once who managed to get one will probably want to pass it on to their Kids. Impressive 0-200 time for 87'. Same as Nismo GT-R !!!


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mrBonneville  2y ago

Don't let the 8:05 'ring time fool you; if tested today it would probably do under 7:10.


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....  4y ago

lap time on Hockenheim Short is very bad for so fast car, but can be true coz i can proof its not


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JayKarthi  4y ago

Porsche 911 RUF CTR Hockenheim Short
1.18.30 - Source : Zeperfs


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Hamcee  4y ago

yeah, as i said already?


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Mental  4y ago

@Hamcee
You meant 0-200 mph time, cause otherwise, yeah, that's sick, LOL.

BTW, absolutely stunning vehicle. Even now it's a very serious rival for modern sportcars, not telling about 1987.


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Super8  4y ago

Tatsuya Shima's Blacbird.....


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Shaggy  4y ago

What an amazing old car!


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Hamcee  4y ago

342 kph and 35,6sec from 0 - 200 mph is ****ing sick for 469 ps


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Mal-2-2  6y ago

Autocar 2004 April 27th

Standing Mile - 27.70@189.11mph

0-150mph - 14.59s

0-200mph - 35.57s

0-100-0mph - 11.85s

0-200-0mph - 47.20s


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EuniceBeasley25  6y ago

If you are in the corner and have got no money to move out from that point, you will have to receive the personal loans. Because that will help you for sure. I take short term loan every single year and feel fine just because of this.


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MarquezKristi30  6y ago

Make your life time more simple take the loans and everything you require.


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GriN  6y ago

I am sure that to reach 342 km / h on an old 911 you'll need at least 600 hp.


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Georg  7y ago

yes it was a factory power kit version as far as I know only a handfull of this were delivered... and during the tests they come to the point that the RUF CTR yellow bird had much more than the claimed power..they belived north of 500hp


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Inline 6 rules  7y ago

@Georg
Is the 959 in the test tuned? Because it writes 515 PS.


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FastestLaps  7y ago

@phavyarden Frogs instead of images? :D That's weird. I see all pictures.

In any case - that's an issue with Imageshack not fastestlaps.


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phavyarden  7y ago

@Georg, i can't see the pictures, i just see frogs. lol


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Georg  7y ago

the yellow bird was tested with 342km/h at Nardo and reached officle observed 342km/h

http://www.ruf-automobile.de/de/de-unternehmen-geschichte.php

you can read it in the RUF comapny history section


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Pigeon  7y ago

378km/h? You might want to stop reading Australian car mags buddy.
If it's not yankee cars like ford or GM.


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FastestLaps  7y ago

@phavyarden

No, no they are fine and will be published when I get to reviewing and validating.

Those articles and videos you provided are rich with good, valid data.


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phavyarden  7y ago

@Fastestlaps
I added a 1 mile time for this car and for the Saleen S7 TT, it wasn\'t fine?


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DrDoedel  7y ago

@Big Al: the 469 hp are a much understated amount of horsepower. To make it street legal, RUF decided to give a figure below 500 hp. The cars that made it to the track test had much more power... easily more than the given 469 hp!



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Bezza  8y ago

Autocar 0-100-0 2004.

Ruf Yellowbird - last of the 29 made.

0-60 3.65
0-100 6.71
0-150 14.59
0-200 35.57
0-100-0 - 11.85
0-200-0 - 47.20

Standing Mile 27.70 @ 189.11 MPH.

Amazing times for an old timer, particularly being able to record 200 MPH at Bruntingthorpe. The standing mile time is astonishing..on the same day a 550 BHP 996 Ruf R Turbo took 29.62 secs,

This was at Bruntingthorpe.


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Bezza  8y ago

This is my all time favourite car. One tested by Autocar in 2004 managed 0-100 in 6.71 secs and 200 MPH in 35 seconds. It was the last of the 29 ground up Yellowbirds and had carbon fibre, wings, bonnet and doors plus a six speed box - what a legendary car!!


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Bobby  8y ago

This has to one be the most impressive displays of talent:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6Thomd4BQg

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